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Topshop Tartan Tee

Topshop Joni Jeans

&Other Stories Necklace

Topshop Jacket

Topshop Spiked Heels 

Mulberry Del Rey


Apart from the one tartan scarf I bought earlier this year in the winter, the last time I wore tartan was during my emo/goth. Don't Judge. We've all been there: captivated by Avril Lavigne's skater girl philosphy of baggy jeans, grubby eyeliner and striped ties over vest tops (seriously who let that happen?)


But the chaotic spirit of punk has punched it's way back through in many collections for the upcoming seasons. Models draped in chains, bound in leather, and covered in checks: this was the image all over over Versace, Moschino, and Celine, to name just a few.


Elements of anarchy are still hinted at in this outfit through the tartan, chain necklace, leather, spiked heels, but all in a subtle and feminine way.


What are you're thoughts on the tartan/punk trend? Love or loathe? I'd love to know..


I cant wait to team this tartan tee with a fetishy vinyl pencil skirt... at least when the weather isn't quite so sticky.


Sophie x

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62 comments

  1. Fashion and love by Mihaela27/07/2013, 19:35

    lovely outfit <3

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  2. Love this outfit! so chic!xx Ayeshahttp://ayeshaalimfashion.blogspot.com/

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  3. Hayley Jackson27/07/2013, 20:01

    Love this look, so jealous of your Mulberry! I'm loving the tartan things floating around at the minute although I do think they are better suited to a/w. Got my eyes on a few pieces I'll buy now and keep aside for then! X| Taxi for Jackson |

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  4. petal and plume27/07/2013, 20:02

    the cuffed denim is fabulous and your bag is a dream!xx

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  5. I love this outfit, so chic! I know what you mean about the emo phase too haha.L xfashionfor21.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. sophie louise milner27/07/2013, 21:23

    thank you! and yes i think many of us went through it! haha xx

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  7. sophie louise milner27/07/2013, 21:23

    <3

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  8. sophie louise milner27/07/2013, 21:24

    yeah i got my hands on this tee because i couldnt wait for the autumn! luckily the weather had been a bit grubby and dark when i took these photos!

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  9. sophie louise milner27/07/2013, 21:24

    thank you!

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  10. sophie louise milner27/07/2013, 21:25

    thanks lovely!

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  11. I love this look! The bag is beautiful :)AddictedtoOPI

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  12. Gorgeous outfit!http://itsrainingdaisies.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. Definitely love the punk/feminine contrast. High waisted pants look lovely on you, I'm jealous!Lexihttp://rhinestonereligion.com

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  14. I love this outfit and this top! When I saw it in the 'New In' section of the topshop website I added it to my wantworthy straight away, I love tartanhttp://thelipstickthegirlandherwardrobe.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. I love the awesome 60s vibe of this. That will never not be the best look to aim for in my book. Although I love plaid I don't think I would have second-looked at this tee until I saw you in it. Now I need it. And yes, the Avril stage. The amount of eye liner that was sacrificed so I could channel that angsty anger during the teenage years.

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  16. Angharad Jones28/07/2013, 11:44

    Love this...the tartan looks great and I love the high-waisted jeans!

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  17. sophie louise milner28/07/2013, 12:12

    thanks!

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  18. sophie louise milner28/07/2013, 12:13

    thank you lovely :)

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  19. sophie louise milner28/07/2013, 12:13

    it really is lovely, i didnt realise its made of a silky fabric until it came in the post! but i love it!

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  20. sophie louise milner28/07/2013, 12:14

    haha, the avril years is something we're all so guilty of. too many trips to the school office to scrub off my eyeliner!

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  21. sophie louise milner28/07/2013, 12:14

    thank you ! :)

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  22. love the look, the tartan top is amazing and adore the high waisted jeansxx ishtiny-heart-beats.blogspot.com

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  23. I love the tarten trend! looking lovely hun! xwww.article21.co.uk

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  24. I'm a lover of the punk trend and delve into it every now and then! Your hair is gorgeous btw - love your outfit xx

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  25. Madeleine Roach28/07/2013, 17:36

    Those top two photos are beautiful, look like they belong in Vogue!! Nice jeans, been spying those for myself for a while now...bring on payday!xxvanityrail.blogspot.co.uk

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  26. Abigale Feasey28/07/2013, 18:41

    Such a stylish outfit. I love how you've combined the tartan print with the light blue jeans, it really does give it more of a feminine spin. Abi xxalittleabstract.blogspot.co.uk

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  27. Zaira Bandeira28/07/2013, 20:09

    Great look!!Wanna follow each other? Let me knowHugs :)http://fashionalatic.blogspot.com

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  28. Love the tartan looks great with the Joni jeans. Love your style, followed on GFC & bloglovin! xxfashiontatt.blogspot.com

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  29. fashioncrossing28/07/2013, 22:23

    Gorgeous outfit hun!! you look amazing :)Belinda | fashioncrossing xo

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  30. sophie louise milner29/07/2013, 00:57

    thank you lovely! i cant get enough of high waisted jeans right now! xx

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  31. sophie louise milner29/07/2013, 00:57

    thank you love <3

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  32. sophie louise milner29/07/2013, 00:58

    aww thanks lovely! always trying to boof it up for more volume haha x

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  33. sophie louise milner29/07/2013, 00:59

    awww! I think that's probably the nicest thing anyone has ever said about my photos on my blog! how lovely, thank you so much <3 and yes definitely treat yourself on payday...i love the jeans! xx

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  34. sophie louise milner29/07/2013, 00:59

    thanks!! xx

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  35. sophie louise milner29/07/2013, 01:01

    thanks so much! i've checked out your blog too and followed on bloglovin, i think it's great! looking forward to seeing more posts from you :) x

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  36. sophie louise milner29/07/2013, 01:03

    thank you so much lovely :)! <3 x

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  37. Megan Ellaby29/07/2013, 08:49

    can I have your face please? and your wardrobe? WOWSER yet another gorgeous look, i'm not big on the punk trend but I love how your feminine take on the trend, GORGEOUS! xx

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  38. Charlotte Lewis29/07/2013, 09:30

    This tee is amazing and I love where you have taken the pictures :)Charlie xx Fashion Blog UK | Lurch Hound Loves

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  39. Shradha G Loves29/07/2013, 09:55

    Such a gorgeous look!Love the tartanhttp://shradhaloves.blogspot.co.uk/S xx

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  40. AshleighGxoxo29/07/2013, 11:09

    Oooh I love this combo, looking lush ! I went through the Avril stage too - skater girl dreams ! Xoxo

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  41. Michle Kruesi29/07/2013, 11:32

    cool outfit daring. love it from head to toewww.thefashionfraction.comwww.thefashionfraction.com

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  42. Winston Willow29/07/2013, 12:00

    Love this look! such a stylish outfit! The jeans are amazing on youCharlotteWebsite |Winston & WillowBloglovin'

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  43. I can't get over how gorge these photos are!!! Your hair is incredible Sophie and love your outfits :)! Really love tartan, but I don't actually own any - I should buy some seeing as I'm part scottish haha! xx

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  44. I think I'm obsessed with those jeans. I love your blog!xo,Tiny darling

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  45. Alexandra Osowski29/07/2013, 14:10

    Gorgeous! I adore every single one of your outfits! Alex from These Folk x x

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  46. novella afterglow29/07/2013, 14:54

    HOT outfit! Love xo

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  47. I LOVE tartan! More than anyone should! My dad's family are Scots and we even have a tartan carpet all the way up our staircases and on the landings...I even have a red tartan blanket on the foot of my bed at the moment. I particularly love this top Sophie, I really really do. It's something I would buy in an instant, which is saying a lot for someone who doesn't wear much colour!! You look gorgeous.And I went through an emo phase. Big time. Cringe,cringe, cringe.Florawww.twowithseven.blogspot.co.uk

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  48. Inge Van Isral29/07/2013, 15:46

    You look great in this high waisted jeans, I also love your hair!Ingewww.fashionenvie.be

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  49. I am slightly in love with tartan but I don't own any): I love this outfit so much!x- Jayne Electra Violet

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  50. sophie louise milner29/07/2013, 18:13

    Aww thank you so much! I'm not huge on the punk trend either but it's nice letting it come through in subtle ways! Xx

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  51. sophie louise milner29/07/2013, 18:13

    Thanks lovely!! Managed to find a nice cobbled street in Leicester! Xx

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  52. sophie louise milner29/07/2013, 18:14

    <3

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  53. sophie louise milner29/07/2013, 18:17

    I know! Still waiting on my sk8r boi... Cheers avril!!!

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  54. sophie louise milner29/07/2013, 18:17

    Thanks so much lovely! Xx

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  55. sophie louise milner29/07/2013, 18:24

    Thank you gorgeous! I love love your blog x

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  56. sophie louise milner29/07/2013, 18:28

    Thanks Robyn! Such nice things to say! Haha oh no, part Scottish with no tartan! I'm sure tou'll pick up some pieces in the upcoming season! Xx

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  57. sophie louise milner29/07/2013, 18:29

    Thanks <3 x

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  58. sophie louise milner29/07/2013, 18:29

    Thank you Alex!!! Xxx

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  59. sophie louise milner29/07/2013, 18:31

    Ahhh no way! That's cool and I bet your pretty happy that it's coming back in then! And oh god the emo phase is so cringe... My 18th birthday my parents were looking at photos to put up for my party and I banned all photos around aged 14 to try rinse out all emo evidence haha xx

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  60. sophie louise milner29/07/2013, 18:31

    Thank you xx

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  61. sophie louise milner29/07/2013, 18:31

    Thank you ! Xx

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  62. I love this look, I need to go to topshop now! love the way you have worn the tartan print. xhttp://kimiandme.blogspot.co.uk/

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